Donating tools

We always welcome donations of old and new hand tools

If you would like to drop them off at the workshop, please phone Steven on 01908 670825 to arrange a time and to get directions.

We refurbish and send to developing countries a wide range of hand tools used by many different trades. The most common kit we send is a carpenter’s kit, so we can always use saws, hammers, chisels, planes, etc.

At the moment we are particularly short of:

Carpenters vices * jack planes * draw knives * combination planes * jointer planes * mortise chisels and gouge’s * hand routers * sliding bevel’s * parallel pliers * saw sets * sash clamp ends * heavy duty foot pumps * oil stones * screw bottle jacks (with handles) * tyre pressure gauges * any blacksmith’s tools and anvils.

We also send sewing kits so Singer hand sewing machines that use a round bobbin are preferred, specifically models 15K, 66K, 99K, 185K & 201K.

Unfortunately we can’t really use:

Lawnmowers * tools with woodworm * broken items that would require welding to repair * modern hard point saws that cannot be sharpened

We do not send garden tools but we do refurbish and sell some at local events throughout the year to raise funds.

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